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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-12-2016, 03:01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Question

Style 37 came on the E31, E34, E38, and E39 according to BMW Style Wheels: http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/37.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-12-2016, 01:27:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Thanks for the heads-up! Just updated to the new URL and BMW of Fairfax should be fixed. :thumbsup:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-09-2016, 05:30:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: CSB OEM or aftermarket

Here's a thread I have bookmarked which also mentions Lemforder and Viaco being identical to the OE part with the SGF logo, as well:



And here's some additional confirmation from Gareth at FCP:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-08-2016, 09:51:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: CSB OEM or aftermarket

I went with Rein when replacing my CSB, as well, and would pay the $2 difference for free shipping and lifetime replacement from FCP. Here are some comparison photos FCP actually posted showing the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-29-2016, 07:43:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

No plans at the moment, but I am strongly considering combining the BMW, Audi, Mini (in the works), and future PNPC variants into a single tool. Should make updates much easier to handle and will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-29-2016, 06:54:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Any member here in Norman, OK?

I'm back and forth between Tulsa and OKC quite a bit, and spent four years down there in Norman at OU. Take a look at EuroSport on the west side of I-35 up by Robinson. They've done some work for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-10-2015, 08:19:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Where do you buy your parts?

Next time that happens, shoot me a PM with the part number that doesn't work, and I'll tweak things to make sure price detection is always accurate. :thumbsup2:

Don't want to steer the topic too...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-10-2015, 06:41:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Where do you buy your parts?

Hereís the thread which is also stickied: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=489769.
And the main site is: www.bmwpnpc.com...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-10-2015, 02:56:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Thank you, sir! Looks like I'll have to get my butt in gear and tackle some updates I've been putting off. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-21-2015, 07:27:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Oil Level Sensor? Need your input

Since you just had your oil changed, you may want to wait a while before replacing, as Halftim3 mentioned. Sensor is located on the bottom of the oil pan, and you can spot it at the 1:35 mark in the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-18-2015, 09:10:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

^ Agreed! Mac version is considerably larger than the Windows one, and there's a section in the FAQ since I couldn't get it any smaller.

The reason for the size difference is because I used...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-18-2015, 08:34:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Thanks, Flow. I'll look into those and work on adding them to the list.



I've done some smaller projects before, mainly automation and streamlining workflow, but this quickly turned into the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-17-2015, 06:51:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Thanks for the bump! Iím behind on some updates Iíve been meaning to get out, but should have time to tackle a few things soon.

Husker Parts has recently updated their website and product URLs,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-17-2015, 06:10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,773
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Best place to buy replacement headlight lens's?

I'd highly recommend Umnitza's Orion V4s, as well. Been running those for a little over two years now with no complaints. They also come with a lifetime warranty:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-02-2015, 07:05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,146
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Maintain your cooling systems!!! ( Pic heavy )

Some people don't, but it's generally recommended to do so since it will block airflow otherwise. Bumper and aux fan are easy to remove, though, so it shouldn't be much extra work. Saw where you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-29-2015, 06:13:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,146
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Maintain your cooling systems!!! ( Pic heavy )

Your part number is correct, and sounds like you're well on your way to having a happy car (and mother) again.

Here's a thread on electric fan brands and prices, and while Behr and CoolXpert are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-29-2015, 10:36:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,146
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Maintain your cooling systems!!! ( Pic heavy )

For a non-M cooling system overhaul, check out Mangoís thread over on E46Fanatics: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=914109.

I just ran some updated price checks for the brands/parts...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-26-2015, 05:36:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,998
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Installed orion V4's

Looks great! :thumbsup: I've owned a set of Orion V4s for a couple years now and couldn't be happier. That was before they offered the opaque option, and for anyone interested in converting their...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-17-2015, 01:38:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Sport Antenna - 83MM

^ I had the same experience as lmattiso, as well. No negative impact on reception, but big improvement on looks.

Believe the design has changed from what is shown on ECS Tuningís site. Part...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-09-2015, 02:22:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Oil light

Sensor is located on the bottom of the oil pan, and can be seen at the 1:35 mark in the video below. As others have said, easily replaced during your next oil change.

The Hella (OEM) unit can be...
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Sun, Jul-05-2015, 07:38:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 63,514
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: DIY: Stopping cricket noise II

Those half of the pictures haven't been live for a while, but the steps are pretty self-explanatory once you have the unit in front of you. I can take some photos on an old unit I have lying around...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-02-2015, 06:04:26 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,903
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

Where did you run the cable for the video? If it's down along the passenger side next to the battery cable, you might try moving it elsewhere. I was getting the same interference until I rerouted...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2015, 09:00:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: best vendor?

A lot of good vendors mentioned already. As far as OE/OEM parts go, below is a pretty good list of popular/reliable vendors that are frequently shopped. I've bought parts from most on the list and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-02-2015, 08:08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Best place to buy front splitters for CSL Bumper

Off the top of my head, I know Umnitza, Khoalty, and ECS Tuning carry them.

Umnitza: http://www.umnitza.com/e46-csl-front-splitters-carbon-fiber-p-6111.html
Khoalty:...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-13-2015, 04:58:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Recommendations for parts.

A lot of good sites mentioned already, and figured Iíd include a list of some other popular/reliable vendors, especially for OE/OEM parts. Over the years, I've bought parts from most on the list and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-08-2015, 07:18:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Update: Mac version is finally here! Also have a new version for Windows users.

First of all, want to give a huge thank you to 98PoleCat, BDUB328I, cvx5832, glhx, HarleyRob, jeepo, jfoj, Sansho,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-19-2015, 04:35:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Anyone Need a e46 Spare Key or Replacement

Same thread over on E46Fanatics: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1067170. There's some good info in the responses, though, for getting the OE Genuine BMW key for around $130 from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-09-2015, 10:41:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Update: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v3.0.0

Alright gents, new 3.0 version of the tool is available for download!

Horizontal layout affords for additional vendors in the future and some extra room for sorting options. Should be a little...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-06-2015, 08:52:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

^ No web-based version, but the executable is a standalone application. No install necessary, simply download and use, and delete if you no longer wish to use it.

It allows for sites to be opened...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-06-2015, 08:02:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Thank you, sir. Glad to hear it!



Absolutely; would like to have a few people other than myself test it out and make sure everything works as it should beforehand. Appreciate the offer, and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 08:25:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

As far as lowest price is concerned, BMW of Morristown is extremely competitive on Genuine BMW parts, but every once in a while I'll find things cheaper elsewhere. Between them and The BMW/MINI Part...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-04-2015, 07:42:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Glad you got it working! I’m actually about finished up with the next update (for Windows) and figure since the thread's been bumped, I ought to share a sneak peek at the new layout. Plan on making...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-01-2015, 09:43:38 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,903
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

^ This. There is an option to enable/disable video while driving (under system settings), but no tapping of wires or anything required. Just a checkbox.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 09:07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,805
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: SOOOO can you replace the E46 M3 convertible rear window?

Interested to hear how it goes, whether you decide to DIY or not. I’m considering replacing my top in the near future, thankfully without the pressure of a broken window, as it's starting to show...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 08:51:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,423
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Help: Interior lights come on by themselves?

^ Agree on the windows being a different issue; might look into your driverís door lock actuator.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 08:23:22 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,903
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

Currently, updates are e-mailed to you with a link to a .zip file. You save it to an SD card and update the unit manually that way. More detailed instructions come in those e-mails.

Have been...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 08:11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Quality Carbon Fiber Roundels?

Pictures are just good examples I found online, but the ones from Bimmerzone will look like the one on the right. I even e-mailed Vincent with pictures of what I was looking for, and he confirmed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 07:02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Quality Carbon Fiber Roundels?

Had a difficult time, as well, not too long ago sourcing legitimate carbon fiber roundels. Most were cheap imitations with the ďstampedĒ pattern, as opposed to the actual ďwovenĒ design. Finally...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 06:10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,805
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: SOOOO can you replace the E46 M3 convertible rear window?

I would be, too; sorry to hear about that, as well. Kept trying to remember why your situation sounded so familiar, and just realized the gentleman who wrote those DIYs I linked to had the exact...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-30-2015, 07:45:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,805
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: SOOOO can you replace the E46 M3 convertible rear window?

As mentioned, RealOEM will give you the part number, which is 51318228918: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BR93&mospid=47708&btnr=54_0258&hg=54&fg=20&hl=67. BMW of Morristown has it listed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-14-2015, 09:49:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,941
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Where to buy Best front wheel bearings?

Thank you; that's awesome to hear! Appreciate the feedback. :thumbsup:
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Fri, Jan-09-2015, 02:21:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 63,514
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: DIY: Stopping cricket noise II

Not mine, but here's a recent video of the "cricket" noise from a failing e-box fan. Did this fix some time ago and cleaning/re-lubing the bearings added an extra 5 months of life to mine; YMMV.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-26-2014, 11:05:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,456
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: How tall are you?

6’3” here and no complaints; there’s plenty of room, but forget the back seat. No leg room back there when I’m driving and no room for my legs when I’m not.

Have a convertible and can just barely...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-04-2014, 07:07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,724
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: BMW scanner 1.4.0 win7 32 bit help???

You're very welcome. Made that mistake when first setting mine up, as well. Glad you're up and running. :thumbsup:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-04-2014, 05:55:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,724
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: BMW scanner 1.4.0 win7 32 bit help???

Havenít seen many people installing P.A. Soft on a 32-bit version of Windows 7, but a lot of people have gotten it to work on Windows 7 64-bit, including myself. Itís supposedly easier to install on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-26-2014, 07:06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Can u identity wire in battery compartment?

Great Scott; I'd never considered that! Makes sense now why some people have the rocket booster warning lights on their dash. ;)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-26-2014, 05:12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Can u identity wire in battery compartment?

As mentioned, it's used for a remote battery disconnect system when the car was shipped to the US.

If you look under the rear seat, you should find the other end of it:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-26-2014, 05:01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Is my door actuator going out on me?

Doesnít have to be the actuator, but from what Iíve seen, thatís usually the likely culprit.

Hereís a good breakdown of the door lock actuators, as well as some useful links at the bottom of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-16-2014, 07:18:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,941
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Where to buy Best front wheel bearings?

Agree that the Amazon ad looks to be for one bearing; if itís for two, thatís a great deal. Otherwise, as far as better prices go, hereís the current range for the F.A.G. part (#31222229501):
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-12-2014, 10:03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: OEM or aftermarket maintenance items?

One thing worth mentioning is that, even though the car isn't valued at $60,000 anymore, the price to maintain it doesn't get cheaper. That certainly doesn't mean you can't find quality parts at a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-11-2014, 03:12:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Absolutely! I actually thought about doing that, as the current window height is reaching maximum capacity for any anyone using a resolution smaller than 800x600.

What screen resolution are you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-11-2014, 01:47:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Update: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.9.0

Update: version 2.9.0 is now available for download and includes a number of new features, vendors, and improvements. Most notably is a new tab for international vendors and the ability to export...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-20-2014, 09:56:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.3

Quick update. There’s a new version of the comparison tool available. I’ve updated it to include an additional vendor and forum classifieds, as well as some other improvements concerning general...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-14-2014, 07:41:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Actually thought about a web-based version, but realized I could do a lot more with a downloadable program. One of the benefits was being able to launch sites in a single browser window with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-14-2014, 07:09:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Thanks for giving it a spin and greatly appreciate the feedback. In all my testing, ECS Tuning was the only site the tool would occasionally pull kit prices on. Doesn't happen often, but you're...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-14-2014, 06:25:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Re: Official: BMW PNPC (Part Number Price Comparison) v2.8.1

Thank you, gentlemen! Haven't considered a mobile app, but that would be pretty slick. Mac OS is certainly something I'd like to tackle in the future, but canít promise anything at the moment.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-14-2014, 04:50:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Abbreviated Version History Full ChangeLog at...

Abbreviated Version History
Full ChangeLog at www.bmwpnpc.com/changelog (http://www.bmwpnpc.com/changelog/?utm_campaign=Announcement&utm_medium=Forum&utm_source=M3Forum-E46)

v3.1.0 ChangeLog
∑...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-14-2014, 04:50:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,787
Posted By SilberVogel
Exclamation Search for OE/OEM Parts Across 40+ Websites at Once with BMW PNPC (Windows & Mac)

April 7, 2015: BMW PNPC is now available for Mac users! New Windows update, as well. New video.
January 6, 2015: Support for Audi is now here! For more information, please visit www.audipnpc.com...
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